EDIU 9000 Integrating Career Exploration into Any Curriculum 1 – 3 Credits
Do your students ask you, “Why do I have to learn this?” Do you know adults who wish they had planned more for their careers when they were younger? Are you interested in helping your students prepare for a fulfilling career? In this course you will explore ways to help your students better prepare for a fulfilling future.
EDIU 9007 Digging Deeper
Educators often participate in professional development in a variety of different formats. You might take an online course, seminar, or webinar. You might attend a workshop or training. Often participants in these types of professional development opportunities are presented with valuable information they can apply to their everyday work. However, handouts and ideas get filed away when daily life takes priority. This course will help educators to prioritize the information presented, determine how to apply the most relevant information to their work, and plan or create a project demonstrating their ability to apply the strategies they have discovered.
EDIU 9008 Teaching to the Core: Common Core Standards Demystified 1 – 3 Credits
The majority of states have adopted the common core standards. As an educator or administer, are you wondering what these standards might mean for your state, your district, your school, and your classroom? Participants in this course will read and view information about the standards relevant to their discipline and grade. They will analyze the status of standard implementation in their states, evaluate how the standards affect teaching and learning in their daily lives, and apply standards to their own experiences.
EDIU 9017 Using Children’s Literature to Teach Math 3 Credits
Meeting the needs of all learners is just one of the challenges that teachers face each day. Today with high stakes testing and scripted curriculums this challenge seems even more insurmountable. We know that no matter how well curriculum is written it focuses on just one group of learners and we search for ways to modify instruction so that all students are successful.
EDIU 9122 Special Project for Individualized Learning 1 – 3 Credits
This course is designed for teachers who have a specific project in mind related to an area not covered by any of the existing courses. This course requires participants to plan and research an area of inquiry related to their specific curricular requirements. Prior approval of instructor required.
EDIU 9221 Teaching with the Brain in Mind 1 – 3 Credits
New technologies have given us insight into the brain and its functions. From these scientific studies we can now identify sound teaching practices. This course will present current material in a format that is immediately applicable to the classroom. Teachers will explore current research and teaching strategies that support the brain in its learning.
EDIU 9200 Media Literacy: What Does It Mean for Your Students 1 – 3 Credits
There are many different definitions of media literacy. This topic can be controversial in that some people believe that many youth exhibit negative behavior as a result of media effects. Like other important issues, research shows that many variables interact to influence behavior. The goal of this course is to evaluate current research and define the aspects of media literacy that have the most potential to affect your students.
EDIU 9308 Integrating Conference Content Into Your Curriculum 1 – 3 Credits
Teachers regularly attend conferences and seminars designed to help them develop professionally. Often participants are overwhelmed with information and ideas, but they have difficulty dedicating the time to applying their knowledge to everyday practice in the classroom. This course will help educators to prioritize the information presented, determine how to apply selected information to a lesson plan, and develop a lesson plan.
EDIU 9680 Empowering Kids Through Art 3 Credits
Since the beginning of time, mankind has created art. Art is a language that all people speak, cutting across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers, enhancing cultural appreciation and awareness. It provides opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality, integrating mind, body, and spirit. This course will give you the opportunity to explore the integration of the visual arts into your curriculum as a tool for inspiring creative thinking in your students.
EDIU 9681 Learning Styles in the Classroom 1 – 3 Credits
Students of all ages have preferred learning styles, and they learn best when they receive information that is a fit for their style. They also learn better if they can adapt to a variety of styles. Teachers also have preferences and tend to emphasize their preferred style, but both teachers and students will benefit if lessons address the full spectrum of styles. The main goal of this course is to help you understand the different learning styles and practice integrating them into your lesson plan.
EDIU 9692 Communicating through the Media 1 – 3 Credits
Web 2.0 technologies are the most recent phase of our interactions with the World Wide Web. This course will discuss how on Wikipedia you can look up words and phrases and you can also add or edit information to that and many other sites that are known as wikis. Wiki’s are collaborative tools. Rather than sending files back and forth to edit using word processing software, you and your students can share the information and edit it all together in one space.
EDIU 9811 Ecoliteracy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable Future 3 Credits
Ecoliteracy combines the sciences of systems and ecology to foster a deep appreciation of nature and mankind's role in it. A focus on environmental education and ecoliteracy involves teaching children and adults how to investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about how they can become responsible stewards. These experiences help shape children's understanding about ecosystems and the shifts our society needs to make in order to create a sustainable future. This course gives educators the opportunity to explore ways to incorporate ecoliteracy and environmental issues into their curriculum.
EDIU 9246 Prevent Bullying in the Classroom 3 Credits*
Bullying significantly impacts the learner and the learning environment. Students in fear of being bullied can hardly be expected to do their best academic work in class. This course is designed to assist the educator in analyzing the issues involved with school bullying and developing solutions to effectively deal with bullying behaviors. It will also help the teacher to support the victims and learn how to take preventive measures. This class may be one of the most significant classes you take.
EDIU 9247 Classroom Management and Student Responsibility 3 Credits*
Teaching self-control and responsibility begins with the teacher’s classroom management plan. Participants in this course will develop effective strategies for handling real day-to-day situations and learn how to resolve and prevent discipline problems. As part of this course, teachers will create an effective classroom management plan based on their own personality, grade level, and teaching style.
EDIU 9813 Teaching English Language Learners 3 Credits
This course is designed to help you incorporate strategies to help English Language Learners (ELLs) in your classroom. As educators we want all students to be successful and to be an active participant in your lesson. The goal of this course is to make you aware of how language is acquired; how to use the best strategies, and materials to make your lessons understandable and successful to ELLs. You will learn ways to help your student become an active member of your class and increase your student’s English academic language.
Effective Strategies for the Autistic Student Certificate
This four course online series, co-sponsored by Link Autism Leadership, focuses on educational, social, and behavioral support strategies effective when working inside and outside the classroom with students on the autism disorder spectrum. The first course provides a broad overview of the disorders and key structures for potentially recognizing the specific disorders. Courses may be taken individually.
EDNU 9971 Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 Credits*
This course is purposed toward familiarizing participants with autism spectrum disorders, including high and low functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will become familiar with each disorder, familiarized with interventions from a systems perspective, an overview of IDEA, least restrictive environment, and other lawful mandates, and finally practical strategies and specialized, scuffled instruction in general education classrooms (elementary and secondary) designed for children with ranging autism disorders.
EDNU 9978 Meeting Academic Needs for Children with Autism 3 Credits*
This course is purposed toward familiarizing participants with educational strategies to be used for children with autism spectrum disorders including high and low functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Opportunities for virtual learning, on the job training, life skills education, and special education law will be offered as an extended understanding in meeting basic educational needs for individuals with autism disorders.
EDNU 9989 Behavioral Supports & Interventions for Children w/Autism 3 Credits*
This course is purposed toward familiarizing participants with behavioral support strategies to be used for children with autism spectrum disorders including high and low functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in an educational environment. This course will also present long-range behavioral strategies and supports.
EDNU 9990 Social Supports for Children w/Autism Disorders 3 Credits*
Participants will become familiar with understanding social characteristics of autism that will be applied within education environments, as well as with social interventions from a systems perspective. Special education requirements will be overviewed. Participants will also be provided with practical social strategies and specialized instruction for general education classrooms.
EDDU 9547 A Teacher’s Survival Guide: What I Wish I Had Known as a Teacher 3 Credits
Every teacher who spends his or her days making a difference in the life of a child will appreciate this course. This online course will help provide survival strategies to plan the first day of school, build routines and organize chores to manage precious time. With the use of visual aids, innovative strategies, streaming media and PowerPoint demonstrations, educators will be able to develop a survival tool for classroom success. Teachers will analyze techniques, ideas, and resources for how to improve parent communication, host a high-quality open house and develop a sense of community among their students. This course also provides research-based ideas for substitute teachers, veteran educators and new teachers.
EDKU 9045 Teaching with Technology, Level II 3 Credits*
This course builds on the skills acquired in a Technology Level I course. The purpose of the course is not only to expose students to the wide variety of technological tools that can be used in teaching, but also to bring each student to the point at which he or she is able to use these tools with proficiency. Assignments will be project-based. Students will develop curriculum plans, design instructional units, and create technology-rich environments that promote active learning. Also serves as a Professional Clear Credential course
EDKU 9543 Building Better Instruction with Technology 3 Credits
This course is designed for educators across all content areas, as well as all grade levels. Many of the strategies will use Internet based research. In addition, students will analyze the core concepts of how Web 2.0 is affecting learning environments and explore the combined power of research-based instructional strategies and technology to engage and motivate diverse populations of students including students with exceptionalities and diverse learning styles.
EDKU 9548 Teaching with Technology for K-8 Teachers 3 Credits
This course focuses on elementary grades technology teaching methods, the process of integrating technology into curricula, and advocating for the utilization of technology at the elementary level. Students will learn methods to evaluate and enhance learning, analyze exemplary lesson plans that incorporate technology, create lesson plans and units for the elementary and/or middle school grade levels.
EDKU 9549 Teaching with Technology for High School Teachers 3 Credits
This course focuses on subject matter teaching methods, the process of integrating technology into curricula, and advocating for technology utilization at the secondary level. Students will learn methods to evaluate and enhance learning. Students will also analyze exemplary lesson plans that incorporate technology, create lesson plans, and units for the secondary grade levels. In addition, an overview of strategies for educational technology leadership will be provided.
EDLU 9003 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 3 Credits
In order to be successful in content area classes such as social studies, science, and mathematics, students must be able to read a variety of informational texts and produce written documents. This course will give teachers the tools they need to integrate literacy strategies into content learning to help raise student achievement. Students will be able to locate web-based tools, strategies, and lessons that foster literacy skills in all content areas. They will also have developed a preliminary lesson plan portfolio incorporating these tools and strategies.
EDLU 9004 Teaching Children’s Literature 3 Credits
This course focuses on literature from preschool through adolescence; and the course seeks to give you both an appreciation of the literature's worth and the confidence necessary for you to present the material in a classroom setting.
EDLU 9006 Literacy for the Diverse Learner 3 Credits
This course is for both experienced professionals and newcomers interested in incorporating the reading strategies to help students achieve their educational standards and objectives. Through the class experiences, readings, assignments, and case studies, candidates will be able to analyze the major theories of language development, cognition, and learning and identify research-based instructional and assessment practices for promoting literacy development of beginning, developing and fluent readers and writers.
EDLU 9008 Emergent Literacy 3 Credits
This course will define literacy and emergent literacy; analyze various theories of language development; and describe the teacher's role in promoting emergent literacy. The student will create literacy environments for children; and select and share appropriate literature with children.
EDLU 9541 Teaching Reading in the 21st Century 3 Credits
This course is designed for both experienced educators and newcomers interested in incorporating the reading strategies to help students achieve their educational standards and objectives using current trends and research. This course will help educators develop effective teaching methods and instructional strategies.
EDLU 9542 Helping Struggling Readers with Comprehension 3 Credits
This course was designed to focus on evidence-based instructional practices to promote word recognition, fluency, and comprehension, along with procedures to assess children's development as they move from emergent literacy to learning to read and into the reading to learn stage.
EDRU 9145 Health Education for Teachers 3 Credits*
This course identifies and explores modern concepts of health and health education in schools. Participants will examine current health issues and common health problems in children and adolescents. Topics such as child abuse, suicide, good nutritional health habits, and the effects of chemical use will be covered. Methods that teachers can use to integrate health topics into a variety of curricular areas will be discussed along with resources available online and within a community to help meet the health needs of students and their families. Also serves as a Professional Clear Credential course
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